India reign supreme in South Asian Games weightlifting

Guwahati, Feb. 09 (ANI): Sushila Panwar secured another gold medal for the Indian contingent in the last day of weightlifting competition at the 12th South Asian Games here on Tuesday.

Panwar lifted a total weight of 198 kg in +75 kg women body weight category at Bhogeshwari Phukanani Indoor Stadium as India ended their weightlifting campaign with 12 gold medals.

She was followed by Ishani Annushka Kaluthanthri of Sri Lanka (Silver medal) with a total lift of 173 kg and Tara Devi Pun of Nepal (Bronze medal) with a total lift of 165 kg.

While medal tally in women section rose to six gold medals, the Indian men weightlifters also bagged six gold medals in the event. (ANI)

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